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Iron Dynasty Armor III by Inkthinker Iron Dynasty Armor III by Inkthinker
Armor designs for Reality Blurs "Iron Dynasty" RPG setting.

Unlike the weapons, I was allowed a lot more freedom to make up these armor designs, though I still needed to base them on historical precedents whenever possible. Each design is wrapped around an invisible figure in order to maintain a focus on the armor rather than the character wearing it. There's a lot of details in there, you'll want to check out the full-size Download version to see them all.

Each armor follows a theme in its construction and appearance. Some of them are more fantastic than others, but in all cases I tried to keep it grounded in some sense of realism.

A) Stone armor. Based on real historical examples of carven stone plates over heavy cloth, probably leather
B) Seafaring armor, piratical in theme. I like the patterns and the hat quite a lot
C) Pretty much straightforward historical samurai armor, right down to the moustache

You might note that some of the designs carry weapons. I based the proportions of those weapons on those on the Weapons sheet, but I never repeated the details. It's too much fun to make up new ones.

:D

All drawn in Manga Studio EX v.3
2010 Reality Blurs/Ben McSweeney
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MeggerzTouch Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! great line work!
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Lieberaider Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
just brilliant.
Thanks for this
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gskaraxx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Veeeeeeery cool.
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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dawnblade Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dam dude! Your line work is immaculate, Im really diggin these designs...love the stone armour.
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SheldonGoh Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
All these designs are incredible, man. Beautiful work.
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CyprinusFox Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
I enjoyed all of your armor designs you posted, they are amazing! The detail is incredible. Great work x)
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MRB34N5 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Filmographer
all too cool
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I love the octopus "face mask" of the second one! =D
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Inkthinker Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that design was one of my favorites. The cloth mask helped it to click. :D
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VeloriumCamper3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
whoa whoa whoaaaa..
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NoirZone Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing
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Dieman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful hatching on the middle armor's daishō shadow. I hope you don't mind if I reference this for a Pathfinder character I'm eventually going to build.
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Padder Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Tight inks on all 9 pieces
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blackwingedheaven Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Samurai armor is best armor. Not because of inherent craftsman ship or anything. Just because only samurai were manly enough to put a mustache on their helmets. =3
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Dieman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SmithMicro Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Love it! -Ethan
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Scribblemad Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I am lovin this stuff.
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Excellent work! Lots of details to enjoy! They certainly got their money's worth from you!
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marvelleftw Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
damn dude. schoolin' us!
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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Go2frag Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great Job! :D I really love these armours!
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Llourn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AH, i'd love to design armor like this.
I'm going to have to keep at it!
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